Harlem Shake-off! 'The Daily Show' vs. 'The Colbert Report' - who shook it better?
The Harlem Shake meme has taken off within the last week or so, with hundreds of people posting their version to YouTube. It started with a YouTube user who calls himself Filthy Frank, and his original video has 5.7 million-plus views as of this post.
A version set in an office and posted on Feb. 6 (10 million-plus views) seems to have established the template of most of what's come since: Dance music artist Baauer's track "Harlem Shake" (which has little to do with the actual Harlem Shake dance moves for the late '80s and '90s) plays while someone wearing a motorcycle helmet grooves along while the people around him go about their business. At the line "Do the Harlem Shake," there's a quick cut, and suddenly everyone is going nuts.
"The Colbert Report's" version pretty much follows that form, although Stephen Colbert doesn't don a helmet. Jon Stewart does put on some headgear in "The Daily Show's" video, but the rest of it plays out a little differently.
Watch both videos below and tell us: Did "The Daily Show" or "The Colbert Report" win this Harlem Shake-off?